And people wonder why paces are being shut down to 4wd's
Submitted: Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 09:34
Member - Scott M (NSW)
Reply By: Mikee5 - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 12:38
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 12:38
That looks like any burnout marks seen done by any car on any out of the way piece of bitumen anywhere. Nothing to do with off roaders.
Follow Up By: Genny - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 12:44
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 12:44
Don't think 2wders did circles in the mud of the lake in the second picture.
Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 13:23
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 13:23
I don't understand why you are so defensive, there are many bogan 4wders, I live on the edge of the High Country & there is plenty of indefensible evidence of 4wd damage, not only with their vehicles, but also with their chainsaws, & no, 2wds wouldn't get in there!
Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 12:53
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 12:53
The first picture is also on the dry lake surface, so yep, 4WDrs playing up.
And yes, no wonder authorities closed off areas when this happens, even though it might only be 1/100 that acts in this way.
Reply By: Joe Fury - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 13:38
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 13:38
G'day Scott M
It's hard to fathom sometimes, but when crap behaviour like that happens and of course captured on camera, everyone gets upset and demand retribution, but when the resources industries obliterate 'Aboriginal sacred sites' and belt the environment ~ not much public anger or concern, simply because it's kept quiet, but it happens very often.
Safe travels : Joe
Reply By: Griff61 - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 14:57
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 14:57
The first picture looks like motorbike donuts not 4wd.
Follow Up By: Zippo - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 15:16
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 15:16
Agree. And maybe a dumb question about the OP referenced article (probably answered by "journalists are simply dumb") - what are "illegal off-road vehicles"?
Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 16:28
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 16:28
I guess any vehicle being driven where it is not legally allowed to be, or it could mean illegally modified vehicles, of which there are many!
Follow Up By: Batt's - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 00:07
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 00:07
Yeah first photo looks like fresh bike tracks but who know how old the 2nd photo's tracks are they may have been there for a while.
Reply By: cookie1 - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 16:19
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 16:19
I was actually expecting to see a photo of a recent Canning Stock Route
traveller who drove on the track and has caused havoc, was on Facebook but he has since removed it after people tore into him.
It is a really sad state when reckless 4wd'ers cause the majority of us to have ever diminishing access to outback areas and I really cannot blame them when you see this sort of bad behaviour.
Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 07:02
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 07:02
Sadly, there will always be the idiots out there who just an't help themselves. It must be in their DNA. We are lucky that we get great people visiting us! Toni
Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 08:15
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 08:15
These "types" are, unfortunately, everywhere.
Back in my previous life, we were flying just west of the Diamantina, and there were numerous "donuts" scattered across the claypan, where no doubt, one of my illustrious young
assistants had been honing his motorbike skills for the betterment of himself and his employer. Was a bit hard to pick who the culprit was, though I had an idea, so bided my time.
Sometime later, the suspected "donuter" and his drinking mate returned from town in their ute, well plastered, and proceeded to do even bigger & better donuts through part of the station area and across the airstrip
. What to do with them?
Handing them their marching orders was too easy and too much paperwork for me, so I had a plan! Went down the shed together, handed them a rake each, and got them rake the entire area they'd been ripping up. Took them half a day, and they were buggered by then. And I enjoyed watching them do it!